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Jason Derülo

Derülo at KISS FM Chicago's Coca Cola Lounge 2010
Background information
Birth name Jason Desrouleaux
Born September 21, 1989 (1989-09-21) (age 20)
Origin Miami, Florida, United States
Genres R&B, pop, Dance-pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actor
Years active 2007–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Beluga Heights
Associated acts Lady Gaga
Imogen Heap

Jason Derülo (born Jason Desrouleaux; September 21, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer.

After producing records for several artists and writing songs for Cash Money Records, co-founder of the label Birdman, Young Money Entertainment owner Lil Wayne and rapper Diddy, Derülo signed to minor recording label Beluga Heights. After Beluga Heights became part of the Warner Music Group, Derülo released his debut single, "Whatcha Say" in May 2009. The song became a huge digital hit, selling over 2 million digital downloads, gaining an RIAA certification of 2x platinum, and reaching #1 in the US and several other countries. Derülo released his second single, "In My Head", in December 2009. His debut album, Jason Derülo, was released in 2010.


Early life

Derülo was born in Miami, Florida,[1] to Haitian parents. His birth name is Desrouleaux, but he has changed the spelling for his stage name to make it easier to pronounce.[2]

Derülo has been performing since the age of five and wrote his first song, "Crush On You", at age eight. Derülo spent his youth studying opera, theater, and ballet. He attended Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.

At age 12, Derülo met his future manager, Frank Harris, a law school student who was helping him improve his basketball skills.[3]

Music career


2007-2009: songwriting and musical beginnings

Derülo has been writing songs for artists including Diddy, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Sean Kingston, Cassie, and Lil Mama since he was 16, intent on becoming a solo performer.[4] After attending performing arts schools and honing his talents as a singer and dancer (plus acting in theatre productions like Ragtime and Smokey Joe's Cafe)[5], Derülo won the grand prize on the 2006 season finale of the TV show Showtime at the Apollo. Derülo was discovered by music producer J.R. Rotem, who signed him to his record label Beluga Heights and Warner Bros. Records.k

Derülo's music career began in 2007, when he was featured on Birdman's song "Bossy", which was featured on his album, 5 * Stunna.

2009-present: Jason Derülo

On August 4, 2009, Jason released his debut single, "Whatcha Say". It was produced by J.R. Rotem with additional production by Fuego. The track samples the Imogen Heap song "Hide And Seek". In late August 2009, the song debuted at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100[6] and hit #1 in November of 2009.[7] The single's music video was released in September 2009; after the single became successful, Derülo began work on his debut album. He released the second single from his album, "In My Head", on December 8, 2009. It debuted at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has since reached #9.

Derülo's eponymous debut album, Jason Derülo was released on March 2, 2010. He is currently promoting the album in his appearances as one of the opening acts for Lady Gaga's 2009–2010 The Monster Ball Tour. In February 2010, he premiered his third single, "The Sky's the Limit," on MySpace Music. He has also recently been featured in a song by new artist Will Roush called "Turn it Up," which also features Stat Quo and Young Buck.

Jason Derülo first charted within the top ten of the UK and Irish Albums Charts in early March 2010.


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2010 Jason Derülo 11 4 9 10 5 59 8


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
2009 "Whatcha Say" 1 5 9 3 7 5 7 1 4 3 Jason Derülo
2010 "In My Head" 8 1 2 3 2 14 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs

Year Song Peak positions Album
2010 "Ridin' Solo" 33 55 23 44 Jason Derülo

Music videos

Year Song Director
2009 "Whatcha Say" Anthony Mandler
2010 "In My Head" Kai Crawford

Songwriter credits


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  4. ^ "Heartbreak tale pays off for singer Jason Derülo". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Pete. Jason Derulo interview, Blues & Soul, December 2009.
  6. ^ Varghese, Susan (2009-10-06). "Jason Derülo Takes Off With 'Whatcha Say' Single". Billboard.ülo-takes-off-with-whatcha-say-1004019056.story#/column/undergound/jason-derülo-takes-off-with-whatcha-say-1004019056.story. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  9. ^ " - Jason Derulo albums chart history". ARIA. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  10. ^ "Canadian Albums Chart Top 1-10". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jason Derulo charts". Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  12. ^ " - Swedish charts portal". Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  13. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  14. ^ " - Australian charts portal". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  15. ^ " - Austria Top 40". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  16. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  17. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History - Germany Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
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  19. ^ " - Norwegian charts portal". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  20. ^ a b " - New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  21. ^ " - Swedish chart portal". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  22. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Jason Derulo". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  23. ^ a b "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - February 20, 2010: Jason Derülo certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  24. ^ " - Top 40 Singles". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
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External links

Template:Infobox musical artist

Jason Derulo (born September 21, 1988) is an American Pop singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, vocal producer and actor.

Jason Derulo is currently in high demand as a writer and singer. Having already written for Lil Wayne, Cassie, Kat DeLuna, Birdman, Donnie Klang, 7 Aurelius



Jason Derulo is a graduate of the New York American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).

Official single "Algebra"

Jason Derulo's official first single is a self written track produced by the hitmaking duo The Fliptones entitled Algebra. This song is currently making its rounds on radio and is quickly becoming a download favorite on top blogsites. Algebra which Jason describes as his "life story", is a metaphor for those who told him that he would never be a star" as he so boldly states in the chorus "I Can be a star tomorrow if I just get rid of you!"

In June 2009, a new song titled Whatcha Say was released. It samples the Imogen Heap song "Hide And Seek". It has been released to radio and is already receiving many spins.

Writing and Performance Credits

7 Aurelius - "Rolling Stone" lead single from his forthcoming Universal release
Birdman - "Bossy" from the album 5 * Stunna
Cassie - "My House" and "She Can't Love You" from her forthcoming album
Donnie Klang - "Dr. Love", "Rain" and "Spank Me" from his upcoming album Just a Rolling Stone
Kat De Luna - "Pre Madonna" from her forthcoming album
Lil Wayne - "Playing With Fire" from Tha Carter III album
Pitbull - "My Life" from the The Boatlift
Pleasure P (formerly of Pretty Ricky) - "First Come, First Serve" from his forthcoming album
Stat Quo - "Danger" from his upcoming album "Statlanta"

External links



Simple English

Jason Derülo (born September 21, 1989 in Miami, Florida) is a musician and with Imogen Heap part of Frou Frou they sang "Whatcha Say" which is very popular on the radio stations across the U.S. and gained double platinum. Other single's include "In My Head" and "Ridin' Solo".


Year Album
2010 Jason Derülo



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